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by davidb
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Electron to BBC Conversions
Replies: 42
Views: 3505

Re: Electron to BBC Conversions

d) Any hardware tricks will essentially be a subset of what the Beeb can do. Some thought would have to be put into how to handle mid-frame palette changes etc. but I think it's doable. I think the Electron can change the palette more quickly in certain modes (see this post ) but maybe you were alr...
by davidb
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Hello!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings.
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Greetings.

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: Introduction

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 4934

Re: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)

I'm sorry my BBC ROM dyslexia is pretty poor I understood that you could only run * commands on things that were setup to run these commands in (loaded) ROMs? :? Some disk filing systems let you use star commands as shorthand for loading and running programs with *RUN. So *CENTI would work if CENTI...
by davidb
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge (MGC) MK II Hardware Development
Replies: 30
Views: 1488

Re: Mega Games Cartridge (MGC) MK II Hardware Development

Model B for the Electron without a Plus 1 - e.g. straight into the expansion connector. Very GoSDC-like! ;) I imagined an interface that could sit within the recess around the edge connector that would contain some useful "modern" interfaces, like SCART or VGA sockets, USB sockets, etc. It is left ...
by davidb
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Vantage - any way to get this working?
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Vantage - any way to get this working?

That's the fellow. :)
by davidb
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, just acquired a Risc PC 600
Replies: 20
Views: 1866

Re: Hi, just acquired an A600 Archimedes.

Welcome! :D

Do you mean a Risc PC 600 or have I missed something? :shock:
by davidb
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Vantage - any way to get this working?
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Vantage - any way to get this working?

Have you asked about this on the ROOL forums? I'm sure there are people reading those who had something to do with Cerilica back in the day.
by davidb
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most disappointing conversions from other systems
Replies: 62
Views: 4221

Re: Most disappointing conversions from other systems

algenon_iii wrote:IIRC graphics from Spy vs Spy were taken from the CPC version during conversion.
See page 1 and page 2 of Kevin Blake's article for more details. :)
by davidb
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi...
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Hi...

Welcome! :D

We've got answers! ;)
by davidb
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from California, possibly Exile's biggest fan!
Replies: 25
Views: 1210

Re: Hello from California, possibly Exile's biggest fan!

Welcome, Chris! :D

We discussed your blog in this thread and were suitably impressed by how comprehensively you managed to nail down those puzzles. I ended up using the quirks of the game engine to finish the game. :)
by davidb
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Acorn C5?
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: The Acorn C5?

And they've made the Acorn logo even worse! At least they could have brought back the one from the 1970s. :roll: The placeholder page for the customer self-help support site currently looks a bit - well - I don't know how to describe it. British clichés dialled up to 11? I'm surprised there isn't a ...
by davidb
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Finland!
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Hello from Finland!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: XOR Author Incorrect...
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: XOR Author Incorrect...

The copy protection code? The Electron version, at least, uses a standard Kevin Edwards loader.
by davidb
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from uh, me :)
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Hi from uh, me :)

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: new to BBC
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: new to BBC

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from foxtrotter
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Hi from foxtrotter

Welcome! :D

We'd love to hear any stories you have about writing for the magazines.
by davidb
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: myelin / PaulB - PCBs Available - Mix of Electron and BBC boards.
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: myelin / DavidB - PCBs Available - Mix of Electron and BBC boards.

daveejhitchins wrote:The first is DavidB's Electron / Master BreakOut Board - 2 available.
paulb's ;)
by davidb
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New Member West London
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: New Member West London

Welcome! :D

I'm sure an admin will get in touch with you soon, especially since you asked specifically for that. ;)
by davidb
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: hello from Leuchars
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: hello from Leuchars

Welcome from a fellow Electron user! :D

And from someone who knows where Leuchars is without looking on a map! ;)
by davidb
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 4934

Re: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)

tricky wrote:Sorry, it's been over 30 years since I used a tape.
No worries. It trips me up (and others, too, from experience) from time to time. :)
by davidb
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 4934

Re: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)

Try this:

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*RUN CENTI
The star command version only works with things like ROMs and disks, not tapes.
by davidb
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Elkulator compilation on Kubuntu 13.10
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Re: Elkulator compilation on Kubuntu 13.10

I think I encountered this problem before. Either it's related to the version of zlib you have on your system or you need to update the Elkulator sources to include a fix. Which version of zlib do you have installed? I have 1.2.8: $ dpkg -l | grep zlib ii zlib1g:amd64 1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1 amd64 compres...
by davidb
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Hornchurch, 35 years ago.
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Hi from Hornchurch, 35 years ago.

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: general
Topic: Interesting upcoming talk about digital preservation
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Interesting upcoming talk about digital preservation

The C64 and Apple II seem to be well-covered in terms of cracked software, though hopefully also original versions as well. However, there are still new discoveries even for Commodore followers, so I doubt we're quite there yet. ;)
by davidb
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from ZX Spectrum upgrade!
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Hello from ZX Spectrum upgrade!

Welcome! :D

Not all the Electrons were built that way - the ULAs were socketed in some versions. Now, the insides of some cartridges on the other hand... :roll:
by davidb
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello...
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Hello...

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Hello!

Welcome! :D